If you can’t make it to Galena for the Motoworks/CDSR event, there are still plenty of other great events all around the Driftless Region.
- Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club Bonzai Rally, Ossian, IA (May 26th). This is a great club and a great event. The Bonzai rally is a day long scavenger hunt which requires some planning and strategy. Renee and I participated in this event a few years ago. We had a blast and we actually won our division! This event takes place near the Pikes Peak Route, and the Iowa Waterfall Route.
- Scrabble Run for Autism, Lodi, WI. (May 26th). The Scrabble run is a clever variation on a poker run. You pick up letter tiles instead of cards. At the end of the day you create words in specific categories. It sounds like a lot of fun and the proceeds go to Navigating Autism, Inc. This fund raiser takes place near the River Bend Route.
- Chicago Region BMW Owners Association Memorial Day Ride. This event will be taking place on some of the best roads in the Driftless Areas every day of the holiday weekend. The Mindoro Cut Route and the Highway 16 Route are just 2 of the many routes close to this event.
- Motoworks Chicago 4th Annual Galena Ride, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL. This is a featured event and we at Driftless Road Adventures will be in attendance. Look for us to lead paved rides while others will be leading dual sport rides. This event takes place near the Land of Lincoln Route.
- Hugellandschaft Adventure Ride, Blanding Landing Camp Ground, Blanding IL. This Dual Sport Ride, hosted by Terry G. and the Chicagoland Dual-Sport Riders, is taking place in conjunction with the Motoworks Chicago 4th Annual Galena Ride.
- 43rd Annual Hiawatha Rally, Money Creek, MN. Hosted by the BMW Motorcycle Club of Minnesota, this event is located near the Highway 16 Route.
- MotoAmerica Superbike at Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
- Al Timm Memorial Flat Track Races, St. Charles, MN.
- Chuck’s Ride for Wishes, St. Paul, MN
- June 6th-9th – Pure Stodge Touring Association presents the 43rd Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally. Located in the heart of the historical German Amana Colonies—there is plenty of shady, grassy camping space at the Middle Amana Community Park! Enjoy modern restrooms and shower facilities; campfires; electricity; and plenty of space for RV camping.
- June 8th-9th – Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club – Hyder Seek. Complete and IBA ride and end up in Hyder, AK for a banquet with the GLMC team.
- June 8th – 4th Annual Mayhem Ride. This event, hosted by Driftless Road Adventures and Woodman Lake Cabins and RV, is a just for fun ride of family and friends. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Woodman Veteran’s Memorial.
Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.
- Riding season is here! Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
- You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store. Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.
- Keep those photos coming! We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share. Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.
Dale and Renee